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What's your best Linkedin connection requests?

Hi all,


My cold LinkedIn connection requests approval rate is down right low. What's been working for you?

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Savagedoge
Politicker
+7
Account Executive
Are you sending notes with every connection request?Β 

I did a little A/B testing sometime last year and I figured that no note is better than any note overall. However if you can personalize the note, go for it. If not, don't send any note.Β 
CoffeeIsForPosers
Head of Regional Sales
Usually I send a personalized note given that personally when I receive a "no note" connection message it feel like the other size is just too lazy to even try and personalize something...
DoubleDialGuy
Account Executive
No note has worked better for me. If they accept connection request, then that’s my low hanging fruit and I personalize a message and or video
SchmiddyLondon
Founder
FirstName! Saw you're in the XYZ space, so am I. Let's catch up at some point this week?
JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
Does that work for you?
salesita
Good Citizen
Enterprise Account Associate
personalization! 'I have what you were looking for in your last post, would you consider this as a solution? let's schedule a meeting'
NoSuperhero
Politicker
+6
BDR
Are you sending notes with the LI request?
DoubleDialGuy
Account Executive
Try sending vids. 45 seconds or less just saying hi and allowing them to put a face to a name. Let them know who you are and why you’re reaching out very briefly. Let meΒ know how this works !Β 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
Think about it like this:

How do you feel when someone you don't know randomly sends you a connection request with no note?

Personally I don't like it and it feels spammy. I typically respond with a funny statement about my memory and ask who they are or how we know each other. Then I base my judgement on their response.

It takes 2 seconds to write something. Anything. I recommend it.
SalesSpectre
Opinionated
+5
AE
I send no note...ever
JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
Agreed. I get way more accepted requests sending blank requests then personalized messages as a part of the request.Β 
JC10X
Politicker
+8
Senior Sales Manager
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To send a LI Connect Request Msg or Not to Send?
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To send a LI Connect Request Msg or Not to Send?
ne
+28
newsalesguy14 , Β  CuriousFox , Β  verbalzzzzzz Β  and 28 people voted
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LinkedIn Connection Request
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30
Is this a big deal?
Co
+68
ColdCallHotCoffee , Β  dukeofshawarma , Β  punnirno1 Β  and 68 people voted
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Personalizing your LinkedIn connection requests: Yay or nay?
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Do you personalize your LinkedIn connection requests?
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Co
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newsalesguy14 , Β  Samwise , Β  ColdCallHotCoffee Β  and 77 people voted
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